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H. Samadi Galpayage Dona

H. Samadi

PhD student

Email: h.s.galpayagedona@qmul.ac.uk

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Project title: Object manipulation by Bumblebees

Summary: Bees are captivating creatures: they are efficient learners and have displayed advanced cognitive abilities using just a miniature brain. Recently Bumblebees have also demonstrated flexible behaviour when carrying out a task requiring an unnatural object manipulation (rolling a ball towards a goal to get a reward) by improving the efficiency of the learned task. I am interested in looking further into how Bumblebees manipulate objects under different scenarios: from seemingly non-functional to goal-oriented object manipulations. I intend to carry out behavioural experiments to analyse Bumblebee behaviour when manipulating and gaining information about objects."

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